Explainer: How Redistricting Can Shape Elections — and What Happens When It Does

Explainer: How Redistricting Can Shape Elections — and What Happens When It Does (via NJSpotlight)

What’s responsible for the extreme divide between Republicans and Democrats in Congress, and to a lesser extent, in Trenton? Some political observers believe part of the problem is the way we draw legislative and congressional districts. These days…

Posted: December 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Elections, NJNewsCommons, Reapportionment, Redistricting | Tags: , , | 5 Comments »

5 Comments on “Explainer: How Redistricting Can Shape Elections — and What Happens When It Does”

  1. Until and Unless said at 2:55 pm on December 17th, 2013:

    NJ gets a true “neutral” person ( nearly impossible, since it’s hard to find anyone of neither stripes, and since both sides always object and fight over even whom that will be) as a tiebreaker, we will remain bluer than blue, no question.. we are basically reluctant to change anything in NJ, which is why most things usually stay the same, or, lately, get even worse… just another reason to go find and move to a “redder” state!..

  2. Bob English said at 5:08 pm on December 17th, 2013:

    California’s election reforms are interesting. A good article on the subject at this link:

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2013/07/10/california-election-reform-is-working.html

  3. dentss said at 5:59 pm on December 17th, 2013:

    Wonder why people no longer bother to vote ….voters realize how useless their vote really is …..voter participation will continue to decline until eventually unions will control the state even more so .

  4. NB refugee said at 8:44 am on December 18th, 2013:

    The Republicans included Alan Rosenthal in their list of “neutral” persons. Rosenthal was a career academic at a public university (Rutgers), was a member of the American Association of University Professors (professors union), was a registered Democrat and lived in Princeton. In effect he was Mr. Democrat and the dumb-assed Republicans couldn’t see this. ” You get what you deserve.”

  5. Exactly! said at 9:03 am on December 18th, 2013:

    Have to chalk it up to our RINOS, or Republican- lites, who think anything will change, or get better, when we go along to get along, think the Dems don’t have it all figured out before we know what hits us, and/ or, think we will ever get equal/ fair treatment, by professing”bi- partisanship!”


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